IA Annual Dance Marathon

Hundreds danced for a 24 hour period helping to raise money for children living a life with cancer.

Dance Marathon 18 in Iowa City at the Iowa Memorial Union was a huge success.

The year long fund raising event ended with the 24 hour marathon and raised more than one million dollars.

The total number of the amount raised comes to 1,369,147.18 to help the University of Iowa Children's Hospital fight pediatric cancer.

The money goes to help people like Melissa Lindquist son Paden.

The families spent time together on the second floor of the Iowa Memorial Union while the dancers danced through the night on the first level.

The marathon now in its 18 year helps families in so many ways and that includes providing help to places like the Ronald McDonald house.

"Being away from home lots of times they don't know how long they are going to be here just having someone in that same situation or has been is really helpful for them," says Alex Lappe.

Dance Marathon 18 when it came down to the final hour the dancers really stepped it up and danced for the children who couldn't dance for themselves.


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